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Toadling is on a journey of discovery about where she truly came from after being taken as a baby and raised by the fairies she calls family. When she’s asked to fulfill a task, she returns to the world she was born into with the goal of giving a baby a blessing. But nothing goes according to plan and now, as a knight makes a startling discovery, Toadling will do whatever she can to keep a curse intact.

Kingfisher brings fairytales to life in this delightful tale that offers something original to the genre through the charming character of Toadling. She has a great voice that offers humor, wit, and charm to the story, making her quickly likable. There are several inclusions of fairytale elements with a maiden in a tower, fairies, curses, and a wall of thorns. These are incorporated to keep the traditional aspects of fairytales while at the same time offering something new. The dynamic between Halim and Toadling sets a lighthearted tone while showcasing Kingfisher’s talent for clever dialogue. Thornhedge is recommended for fairytale lovers and those seeking more magic in their lives as Kingfisher has created a beautiful and charming tale of adventure, magic, fairies, and curses.

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Author T Kingfisher
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 128 pages
Publisher Tor/Forge
Publish Date 15-Aug-2023
ISBN 9781250244093 Buy this Book
Issue November 2023
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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